On the eve of the 40th anniversary of Sholay, one of the most talked about movie ever in Indian cinema, we have the sequel to Upendra i.e. Uppi2 releasing. Like Sholay the interest & talk about the movie Upendra ceases to reduce in not just Karnataka but even neighboring states. Upendras propensity in pushing the envelope and creating intriguing screenplay has placed him alongside legendary directors of all time. His last outing Super which saw him wield the megaphone after a decade was also widely appreciated & rakes in the ‘moolah’. However even with a comparatively smaller gap Uppi2 has stirred up dizzy expectations owing to positioning it as a sequel, or is it really one ?
A movies like Uppi2 needs to be experienced with a clean slate, we will not venture into any plot details. However it revolves around a unique character ‘Neenu’ who captures the imagination of a whole bunch of people. ‘Neenu’ keeps delivering punch dialogues derived from highest spiritual school of thoughts,most of which can be noted down & framed in our houses & more importantly in our sub conscious minds. All of a sudden Gangsters, Police, Media start flocking ‘Neenu’ cut to Himalayas cut to Dubai and what are they all looking for ? Who is ‘Neenu’ ? Who is ‘Naanu’ ? Where is ‘Khushi’ ? Answers to all these forms the second half.
While Uppi himself took care of providing comic relief in the first part, here Tennis Krishna and bunch of others try to tickle the funny bone. However, it isnt as effective as one thought it would be.Ashok Cashyap excels in capturing the proceedings. There was a lot more to be desired in the BGM & music front. Kristina looks gorgeous and has done well while Parul Yadav shines in her limited role.The creator has created himself in this creation and both shine bright. Editing of the movie, especially in the second half is sharp and may cause people to lose hold on the ‘plot’. However, one certainly can argue that it is necessary. As we told previously, Uppi has taken a very deep spiritual subject and has dealt upon it in his own style. Overall it surely bears the “Typical Upendra” stamp for most part however here he falls short in his unusually comfortable knack of connecting with the masses and the classes especially in the second half. However it still is a sumptuous meal for fans & a must watch for the public alike.